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Lazy Bowel After Surgery
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Depends: This depends on how badly the problem is, and what the cause is. If you are considering this, get an opinion from a colorectal and/ or GYN surgeon with experience and training in pelvic floor disease. Ask about the risks and benefits, and keep in mind that those statistics will not predict the you're for you as an individual. They can help you make an informed decision though. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have fluid still on surgery site for a perverted bowel op was in June still painful when will it clear?
My girlfriend has been told that her bowel may be "deterorating". What kind of surgery will she need to treat this?
What do you suggest if my girlfriend has been told that her bowel may be "deterorating", what type of surgery would be used to heal this?
Nonspecific: In order to help you, we need more specific information other than that the colon is just deteriorating. What is her diagnosis? ...Read more
Open bowel surgery 17th June since then I cant tell when I need the toilet and have been caught out will I need more surgery or will this settle?
Vague question: Your question is very vague. Hard to answer without specific information. ...Read more
Possibly: Need more information. Some abnormalities yes some no. ...Read more
Can you please tell me why it'simportant for a patient to open his/her bowel and pass wind after surgery?
Re previous q I had open bowel surgery for a perverted bowel and they removed the infected bowel surgery was on the 17 June?
Whole question?: Please resubmit your whole question. There is no thread feature here on HealthTap. ...Read more
I just had a bowel obstruction and surgery for the first time in my life dr said should have never happened. A week later I am having same symptoms c?
See your Dr: If you are developing the same symptoms as before the surgery you should see your surgeon or ER doctor as soon as possible. It's unlikely you have another bowel obstruction and more likely your bowels have not "woken up" completely yet, but to be sure you should have some x-rays at the very least. ...Read more
Think garden hose: Your intestines are a complex hose like structure that forms outside of the body during fetal life & drops back in, settling in place. For some, odd placing& increased mobility allow it to twist on itself like a garden hose at some point. Repair requires surgeon untwist the bowel & examine it. Sometimes the twist cuts off the blood & a segment dies, requiring removal. The bowel is then secured. ...Read more